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    Jet Jockey Banzai's Avatar
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    32mm wide tires on 15mm rims?

    Does anyone run this? I'm looking to put some 700x32 tires on a "standard" (15mm) road width Mavic CXP 22 rim. Mavic's website only specifies up to a 28mm tire.

    Any info is appreciated.
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    http://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire_sizing.html#width

    The table above says in general that combo will work. Take that for what it's worth vs. Mavic's rec

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    It should work just fine. My wife has been running 700x35 tires on an Open Pro rim for several years problem free.

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    Thanks Ziemas.

    I had seen that table, but I wanted to get some words of actual experience with this setup, or similar. Now I have a plan...
    Good night...and good luck

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    I've done it, no problems here.

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    You can do it. I feel the reason for having a big tire is
    so you can run lower pressure and have nicer ride (and a longer lasting tire).

    But when I did that I got some wheel hop in the rear in turns. The tire casing will bend until it snaps back and the rear end hops a bit. Of course, a lot of tires that say 32c on the casing are actually 28 to 30c in actual size. So YMMV...

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    Cross bikes are run that way routinely. I run 35s on my Ksyriums - no problem.

    More importantly, does your fork have clearance for 32s?

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry b
    More importantly, does your fork have clearance for 32s?
    Not a problem there.
    Good night...and good luck

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